Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 184284
Software RAID5 error
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:26 EST
Description of problem:
When using 3 SATA harddisks on a Chaintech ZNF3-250, and creating a RAID5
software array, the FC5T3 install encounters a error, with the message: "The
system has encountered a serious error and install cannot continue. It is
nessasary to restart your computer."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Easily, by following below steps.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run FC5T3 install.
2. Setup a Software RAID5 with 3 disks.
3. Install falls over when it starts installing.
Install encounters error, and cannot continue.
Install to create software RAID5 array, and carry out installation.
Ananconda.log and syslog are included.
Created attachment 125775 [details]
anaconda.log and syslog from failed install
It looks like the kernel threw out the device as not being sane for creating a
RAID and mdadm didn't error.
Is this reproducible for you?
The problem happens every time the RAID5 is newly configured during the Fedora
install. In order to work around the problem it is possible to use an Ubuntu
installation CD to configure the RAID5 setup and create the md device. You can
then reboot to the Fedora install and so long as you do not change the RAID
device (formatting is OK) anaconda does not error.
Yes, the bug is reproducible.
This should be fixed in rawhide today by a new mdadm package.
This apears to have been fixed in the final FC5 installer